The BEST Episodes of The Stand (2020)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2021

Network: CBS All Access

In a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.

The House of the Dead

#1 - The House of the Dead

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 7, 2021

The Boulder Free Zone Committee looks to solidify their leadership and bolster the community with a town hall meeting, but Flagg continues to make inroads as he plots to destroy the newly-forming society from within.

star 7.48
454 votes
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Eric Dickinson, Jill Killington , Owen King
Pocket Savior

#2 - Pocket Savior

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 24, 2020

Musician Larry Underwood is on the cusp of his big break when "Captain Trips" strikes New York. Alone and wandering an empty city, he meets an alluring new acquaintance also desperate to escape. Meanwhile, an incarcerated Lloyd Henreid comes face-to-face with Randall Flagg, The Dark Man himself, who makes him an enticing offer.

star 7.42
758 votes
Directors: Josh Boone
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Josh Boone
The End

#3 - The End

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 17, 2020

When the 'Captain Trips' flu epidemic wipes out more than 99% of the population, the remaining few immune to the disease—including Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith and Harold Lauder—set out in search of other survivors. While doing so, they experience visions of the nurturing Mother Abagail and the menacing figure of The Dark Man.

star 7.39
952 votes
Directors: Josh Boone
Writers: Benjamin Cavell, Josh Boone
Blank Page

#4 - Blank Page

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 31, 2020

Mother Abagail selects a surprising voice to be her conduit to her chosen Committee in Boulder: the young deaf man Nick Andros. The arrival of a disturbing visitor to the Boulder Free Zone, shakes the Committee and Boulder residents to their core. Elsewhere in the Free Zone, Nadine Cross is haunted by a childhood memory.

star 7.39
571 votes
Writers: Jill Killington , Owen King
Fear and Loathing in New Vegas

#5 - Fear and Loathing in New Vegas

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 14, 2021

Nadine and Harold's dark intentions continue to take shape. Meanwhile, the Committee's spies entrench themselves in New Vegas, where Flagg is building his own society, where officially-sanctioned sin and debauchery disguises a ruthlessly-enforced order. Back in Boulder, Frannie hatches a plan to confirm her suspicions of Harold while Mother Abagail seeks divine council.

star 7.36
195 votes